Ryan Famuliner

News Director

Ryan Famuliner joined KBIA in February 2011. Ryan previously worked as a general assignment reporter and videographer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. and as a reporter and anchor at the Missourinet radio network in Jefferson City, MO. He’s reported nationally on NPR and WNYC’s The Takeaway.

In addition to scores of state and regional awards, he’s won multiple national Sigma Delta Chi, Edward R. Murrow and PRNDI Awards for his reporting and editing work. Under his guidance as News Director, KBIA also won the General Excellence Award in the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards in 2015.

Ryan created the state government data project Access Missouri, using grant funding from the University of Missouri, the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund, and the Reynolds Journalism Institute. He’s overseen or contributed to numerous collaborative projects across the University newsrooms, including the short documentary project My Life, My Town and partnerships with VOX Magazine and Missouri Business Alert. He’s also overseen KBIA’s participation in numerous external partnerships, including the multi-state, multi-station NPR reporting collaborations Harvest Public Media and Side Effects Public Media.

Ryan and his wife, Kelly, hail from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, respectively, finding Columbia is a fantastic place to compromise. They spend an unhealthy amount of time at flea markets and junk shops, and they’re about a halfway through their MLB ballpark tour. 

Ways to Connect

Exam: March 12, 2012

Mar 12, 2012
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This week on Exam, we talk with the future Principal of Battle High School in Columbia about her plans for the school, and we’ll tell you about the University of Missouri’s partnership with China.

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The Big 12 conference announced its agreement with MU on its website Tuesday afternoon. Here is the text of the article posted on the conference's website:

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University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.

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This week on the show: Brady Deaton talks with the MU Faculty Council for the first time since announced cuts. Plus, a little discussion of the future of the MU-KU rivalry.

The Central Missouri Humane Society announced Kimberly Sherlaw as its new executive director Monday.  Since Dr. Alan Allert resigned from the post in October the No Kill Columbia Campaign has pushed CMHS to select a director who supported their No-Kill policy.

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With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The Senate passes a bill to push back Missouri's party primary filing deadlines
  • More talk of how to fund reconstruction of I-70
  • Changes to workplace injury laws are making their way through the Missouri legislature

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The state Supreme Court tosses out ethics rules passed by the legislature in 2010
  • Derrick Washington pleads guilty to assault
  • A trial judge throws out a lawsuit concerning the new congressional house districts
  • Attorney General Chris Koster writes to the SCOTUS concerning the federal health care mandate

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The head of MODOT tells the legislature I-70 may need to become a toll road
  • Ed Martin drops out of the Congressional race to join the race for MO Attorney General
  • The Missouri Supreme Court decides not to rule yet on the new state legislative districts maps

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A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

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This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts.

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Missouri senate considers a measure that would try and prohibit government mandates to have health insurance
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they won't have levees repaired by spring

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The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation.

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Regional news from the KBIA Newscast, including:

  • Kirksville's Regional Economic Development, Inc. appoints a new Director of Job Creation
  • The University of Missouri system announces a new class recording policy
  • An update on infants being impacted by baby formula, after a Lebanon 10-day-old boy died this week

Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The Alyssa Bustamante trial has been scheduled for Jan. 30
  • Missouri's "streamflow gauges" appear to be safe as others are threatened across the country.

 

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This week, our stories have to do with two different controversies surrounding going underground.: a new quarry, and "fracking."

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The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to ‘de-brief’ the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.

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This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

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Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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One of the three American students arrested during protests in Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs at Egyptian police is from Mid Missouri.

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